A Trip to Takwa

Published 7 July 2018 Sun-burnished mangrove leaves float like skeins of gold thread on the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. We’re sailing from Lamu Stone Town on Lamu Island to Manda Island that lies across the channel. Our boatman points to the village settled by the Luo from the shores of Lake Victoria in […]

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A Trip to Takwa

Published: Saturday Magazine Nation newspaper 7 July 2018 Sun-burnished mangrove leaves float like skeins of gold thread on the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. We’re sailing from Lamu Stone Town on Lamu Island to Manda Island that lies across the channel. Our boatman points to the village settled by the Luo from the shores […]

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Vuria

Searching for the skulls caves in Taita Hills Published: 12 May 2018 Saturday Nation magazine Nation newspaper, Kenya Above: Taita Hills – the magical mist mountains – copyright Rupi Mangat The plan is to enjoy the indigenous forest of Vuria. I have no intention of puffing up to the peak which is the highest of […]

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Nairobi Snake Park

Face- to-face with Omieri again Above: Omieri the African rock python in her new glass cage. Notice the burn mark on exreme right that she received in 1987 – which led to her death. Copyrigt Rupi Mangat Published: Saturday Magazine Nation newspaper 14 April 2018 In 1987 l went to see Omieri the she-python who […]

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The Story of Gedi

Published: Saturday Magazine, Nation newspaper 17 March 2018 Above: The Palace in Gedi  Copyright Rupi Mangat In the eventide, a skein of white wings glide over the blue of Watamu Bay to settle on the huge jagged Hemingway rock. Curious, l zoom in on the birds that appear as dots with the naked eye, l get […]

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Revealing Rimoi

Published: Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 3 March 2018 Above: Chebara dam, 34 kilometers from Iten, it was opened in 1999 by the then president – Moi. From Iten in Elgeyo Marakwet in western Kenya, the itinerary is set for Rimoi National Reserve along the new route that’s been chiselled down the Cherangani Hills. We have […]

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Dare-devil divers of Cheploge Gorge

Published Saturday Magazine, Nation newspaper 10 February 2018 A narrow gorge slits the earth below the smooth black road surrounded by the massifs of the Elgeyo-Marakwet that winds its way up to Iten the home of champions who have dominated the stage of world-class runners.

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More Hikes on Taita Hills

Part 2 of 2 Published Saturday magazine Nation media 20 January 2018 Above: The peak of IYale – second highest of Taita Hills Copyright Rupi Mangat Older than the age of dinosaurs these hills continue to fascinate nature lovers With a few more days in the hills with a mission to spot Taita apalis, our […]

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Arusha and the Momella Lakes

Published Nation newspaper 16 December 2017 Above: Elephant at entrance of Lake Arusha Naional Park Copyright Rupi MangatArusha’s a fascinating city on the foothills of Mt Meru –Africa’s fifth highest mountain at (14,968 ft). A dormant volcano it’s a stunning backdrop to the city and a great mountain to explore.

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Exploring the Mountain from Naro Moru

Above: Art in nature …on the nature trail at Mount Kenya Eco-Resource Centre – copyright Rupi Mangat Published Saturday Magazine, Nationewspaper 25 November 2017 An impenetrable white mist blankets everything outside my window at day break and clears slowly to reveal the own street tiny town of Naro Moru that’s epically famous as the base […]

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